Diaper rashes are not only painful for your babies, but also disturbing for you. Here are the home remedies you must try to get rid of you’s baby diaper rashes.
Diaper rashes are skin irritation that commonly appears in babies. They are irritating as they cause intense itching and painful blisters. Here are some easy home remedies for diaper rashes that are safe for your baby’s soft skin.
Like vinegar, oatmeal heals your baby’s soft skin and maintains the protective barrier of the skin. Its chemical compound saponin is useful to remove the unwanted oil and dirt from the skin pores. Just add one tbsp. of dried oatmeal to bath water and soak your baby’s bottom half for nearly 15 minutes. Pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat the process twice in a day for improving your baby’s diaper rash.
You baby’s soft skin is irritated by stale urine which is alkaline in nature. Rinse your baby’s reusable diaper and cloth diapers with vinegar solution.
All you need to pour one half cup of vinegar in half filled bucket of water. Soak your baby diapers. Vinegar is effective as it will not remove the soap remains in the diapers but also get rid of any urine smell. You can also use vinegar to wipe your baby’s bottom while changing the diaper.
- Use Anti-Fungal Cream:
To prevent your baby’s rash from developing into a secondary fungal or yeast infection known as candida, you must use an antifungal cream containing nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, and ketoconazole. They are easily available at any drug store without any prescription.
- Shea Butter:
Shea butter is rich in antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which are essential to deal with the skin conditions like diaper rashes. Apart from that, Shea butter has the vegetable fats which can improve the blood circulation and the healing of the rashes.
Shea Butter is very easy to use. Wash the affected with mild soap and lukewarm water. Let it dry naturally and rub Shea butter gently between your both hands palms. Gently massage your baby’s skin area. After few minutes, you can put a diaper.
- Plantain Oil:
Plantain oil is said to remove the rashes and hives the skin caused by diaper rashes. Plus, it eases your baby’s itchiness and pain due to the rashes. This is because the oil is rich in anti-allergic properties. Just apply organic plantain oil directly on your baby’s skin before putting on a new diaper.